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Vocab Building – Big ★

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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are now providing post-earthquake humanitarian and reconstruction aid in Haiti. The relief supplies and equipment for the operation were transported from Narita to Santo Domingo aboard the world’s largest freighter aircraft, the one and only Antonov An-225. Here are the photos of the aircraft. It is amazing something this huge can stay in the air. The Wright brothers would never have dreamed it could happen. (Many thanks to Kumiko S. for sharing this with me.)

There are many words in English which mean big and here are some of them:

sizable, substantial, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous; towering, tall, high, lofty; outsize, oversized; goodly; capacious, voluminous, spacious; king-sized, man-size, family-sized, economy-sized; jumbo, whopping, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, ginormous; commodious.


1 〔物のかさがある〕biglarge; 〔背が高い〕tall; 〔かさの大きい〕bulky

大きい人[町]|a big person [town]

大きい建物|a large building

大きいサイズの婦人服|a large-size

[⦅米国用法⦆queen-sized] dress (▼⦅米国用法⦆男物は king-sized)

息子は父親よりも大きい|The son is taller [bigger] than his father.

大きい包み|a bulky package

とてつもなく大きい部屋|[a huge / an enormous] room


huge, gigantic

でっかいステーキを食べた|I ate a gigantic steak.

ばかでっかい象|a whopping great elephant / a monster of an elephant

でっかい男|a giant of a man

でっかい家|a huge house


ばかでかい足|unusually big feet

ばかでかい建物|a [tremendously big / ⦅米俗⦆humongous] building


huge; enormousgigantic


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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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